Coast Guard issues notice of violation for rail jumpers on Seattle passenger vessel

Coast Guard issues notice of violation for rail jumpers on Seattle passenger vessel
A 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Seattle conducts an early morning escort of a Washington State Ferry. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Logan Kellogg) SEATTLE- The captain of the port, Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, issued two notices of violation, Wednesday, with proposed penalties of $2,500 each to two men who intentionally jumped off the passenger vessel,...

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses boating safety

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses boating safety
CLEVELAND – Coast Guard crews across the Great lakes had a busy Operation Dry Water weekend, responding to more than 100 cases of mariners in distress, rescuing seven, assisting 133 and removing from the water 6 operators who were boating under the influence. With the longer Fourth of July weekend coming up, the Coast Guard stresses the importance of boating safe and sober. “Along with alcohol...

Coast Guard aids in prosecution of ship owner, operator and engineers

Coast Guard aids in prosecution of ship owner, operator and engineers
SEATTLE — The companies that own and operate a Greek shipping vessel and two engineers from the ship were convicted Monday in U.S. District Court in Seattle of 12 felony counts related to their dumping of oily waste at sea, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes.  The ship operator, Angelakos Hellas S.A., the ship owner, Gallia Graeca Shipping LTD, the chief engineer, Konstantinos Chrysovergis...

Coast Guard concludes administrative enforcement action against commercial passenger vessel operator

Coast Guard concludes administrative enforcement action against commercial passenger vessel operator
LOS ANGELES — Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach investigators concluded administrative enforcement action in a case involving a local dive boat operator, resulting in the voluntary surrender of the operator’s merchant mariner credential to the Coast Guard. The case stemmed from a casualty aboard the 43-foot commercial passenger vessel, Sundiver Express, operating out of Long Beach. Under...

Bellevue man arrested for boating while under the influence on Elliot Bay, Wash.

Bellevue man arrested for boating while under the influence on Elliot Bay, Wash.
SEATTLE – A Coast Guard Station Seattle boatcrew assisted Bainbridge Island Police officers in the arrest of a Bellevue man for boating while under the influence in Elliot Bay Sunday night. The Station Seattle crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat Medium was able to make contact with the impaired boat driver and tow his vessel to Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island where he failed a field sobriety test...

Coast Guard crew responds to disabled vessel report, finds intoxicated operator

Coast Guard crew responds to disabled vessel report, finds intoxicated operator
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard response to a report of a disabled vessel in Lake Michigan Wednesday evening just north of Pentwater, Michigan, resulted in the operator being taken into custody by local police for boating under the influence when alcohol testing revealed his blood alcohol content was 0.194. Shortly before 9:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee...

Coast Guard banned from necessary technology because it is not part of DoD

Coast Guard banned from necessary technology because it is not part of DoD
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Two MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews fly over Atlantic City during a formation training flight March 13, 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo. A California congressman is hoping to rip through some government red tape to fix a problem in the system that’s preventing the Coast Guard from using essential night-vision technology. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) is maddened by the fact...

Coast Guard offering reward for information on green laser incident in Grand Haven

Coast Guard offering reward for information on green laser incident in Grand Haven
In this stock photo, a green laser is pointed into the night sky. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephen Lehmann. MILWAUKEE — The Coast Guard announces Friday a monetary reward for validated information leading to the individual or individuals responsible for the illumination by green laser of a Coast Guard boat in Lake Michigan near Grand Haven, Michigan, Saturday. This incident...

Coast Guard issues $5,000 civil penalty to a tourist for jumping from passenger ferry in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard issues $5,000 civil penalty to a tourist for jumping from passenger ferry in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Captain of the Port, Coast Guard Sector San Juan, announced Monday that a $5,000 civil penalty has been issued against a tourist who intentionally jumped from a passenger ferry during its arrival to the ferry terminal in Vieques, Puerto Rico. During the afternoon of Jan. 24, 2016, a passenger aboard the Cayo Largo jumped into the water and swam to shore while the ferry...